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Past articles by Sunny:

How to Pitch to Texas Observer

The Texas Observer is a nonprofit news organization known for independent, investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan. Since 1954, the Observer has covered issues that are often ignored or underreported by other media. We strive to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that changes people’s […] → Read More

Pauline Oliveros Emerges From The Underground

The little-known musician finally gets the acknowledgment she deserves. → Read More

A Moving Debut Chronicles a Queer Coming-of-Age in Midland

A review of "Welcome to Midland," Logen Cure’s debut poetry collection that serves as a queer, coming-of-age ode to the West Texas town. → Read More

A Feminist Rewrite of Lot

Set in Hope, Texas, God Spare the Girls subverts the biblical story of Lot, in which a man escapes while women perish. → Read More

Selena’s Life and Legacy in Corpus Christi

Tejano history and women’s history professor Cynthia E. Orozco spoke to the Observer about Selena’s life as a new series streams on Netflix. → Read More

The Flâneur of Downtown Dallas

Zac Crain has spent four years getting to know downtown Dallas, which he documents in his new book, A Pedestrian's Recent History of Dallas. → Read More

How to Die in Texas

The funeral industry has long been characterized by shady practices. In Texas, the bereaved are starting to look for new options. → Read More

Anjimile on Leaving Texas, Getting Sober, and Blowing Up

Over the last few years, Anjimile has reckoned with addiction, spirituality, and his gender identity—and made it to the other side. → Read More

Resistance Through Billboard Art

Ahead of the election in November, For Freedoms, a political action group, commissioned Toshi Reagon to create an image for a highway billboard in Houston. → Read More

Poet Alok Vaid-Menon on Protest Art and Immigrant Detention

“So often the way that racism operates is through patriotism. ... I actually think there’s a way to be proud of this country in terms of inclusivity and intersectionality.” → Read More

What’s a Bookstore for?

Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, booksellers were facing razor-thin margins, an uncertain future, and the threat of Amazon. → Read More

Mapping the Number of COVID-19 Cases in Texas per Doctor

Many counties with limited medical resources—including no primary care physicians—now have COVID-19 cases. → Read More

We Asked You About Health Care in Rural Texas. Here are Your Stories.

Many rural Texans told us they struggled to find health care near their homes and were forced to make hours-long drives to reach necessary providers. → Read More